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Synovial Tissue Damage

Synovial Tissue Damage Synovial tissue is a connective membrane that helps keep the synovial joints (hips and knees) healthy and lubricated. Not only does the

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Torn Meniscus

Torn Meniscus The meniscus is a piece of rubbery cartilage that acts as a shock absorber in the knee joint. Each one of your knees

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Torn Ligaments

Ligament Tears Ligaments are soft tissue that connects bones to bones in the joints, allowing for the required combination of stability and flexibility. While ligaments

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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent form of arthritis affecting up to 30 million Americans. This condition refers to inflammation in the joints that occurs

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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis of the Hip It is not surprising that the hip joints are such a common location for conditions such as osteoarthritis to develop. The

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Hip Arthritis

Hip Arthritis Arthritis is a term for any condition/disease that causes joint inflammation and resulting symptoms. The word itself comes from the Greek word for

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis is considered an autoimmune disease, which is a disorder where a person’s immune system attacks healthy tissue in their own body.

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Hip Fractures

Hip Fractures Hip fractures are a common source of pain and mobility problems, especially common with age. The most frequent cause of hip fractures are

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Common Hip Problems

Common Hip Problems Hip arthritis and fractures are generally the most frequent hip injuries that are diagnosed and treated, but there are other common hip

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Wrist Ligament Tear

Wrist Ligament Tear The wrist facilitates all the complex mechanics of the hands necessary for daily life. In order to do so, the wrist must

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Fractures

Upper Limb Fractures The upper limbs include hands, wrists, elbows, and arms, which are common locations for fractures and/or broken bones. The daily tasks we

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Small Annular Tear

Small Annular Tear | BEST An annular tear could be just a small tear in the spinal disc, but it can cause big problems for

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Thoracic Annular Tear

Thoracic Annular Tear | BEST Annular tears in the thoracic region of the spine are far less common than tears in the lumbar or cervical

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Lumbar Annular Tear

Lumbar Annular Tear | BEST An annular tear occurs when the outer layer of a spinal disc, called the annulus fibrosus, develops a rip or

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Cervical Annular Tear

Cervical Annular Tear | BEST Annular tears are injuries occurring in the spinal discs that support and cushion the vertebrae in the spine. If the

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Degenerative Spine

Degenerative Spine Degenerative spine conditions are the result of the loss of normal structure and function of the spine, typically due to age. The spine

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Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative Disc Disease Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is a condition that occurs from changes or tears in the compressible spinal discs. These discs act as

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Collapsed Disc

Collapsed Disc A collapsed spinal disc is a spinal disc that has lost its normal height due to the deterioration of its fibrous outer wall.

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Bulging Disc

Bulging Disc If you have been diagnosed with a bulging disc, you are not alone. Bulging discs are also known as disc protrusions and are

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Bone Spurs

Bone Spurs Bone spurs, or osteophytes, are small, smooth projections that develop on the surface of a normal bone. Bone spurs can develop for a

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Canal Stenosis

Canal Stenosis Canal stenosis can be a source of debilitating pain that can limit time spent with family or friends, work, or leisurely activities. Fortunately,

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Arthritis of the Spine

Arthritis of the Spine Arthritis is not a single disease. Rather, it’s an umbrella term describing all the conditions that cause pain, tenderness, stiffness, and

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Annular Tear

Annular Tear While an annular tear sounds like a painful and serious injury, it’s completely treatable with proper care. Read on to learn more about

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